Design Studies MA

Drawing on the breadth and depth of expertise in design theory and practice at Parsons, this new Master of Arts program is an opportunity to explore design as both a field of scholarly research and an agent of social change.

November 14, 2016 adht

The Deep “Why” of the 2016 Election Tragedy

The below piece was written by Susan Yelavich, Director of the MA Design Studies program, in response to last week’s historical U.S. presidential election outcome. By…

October 31, 2016 adht

Announcing PLOT(S) Online

ADHT is proud to announce Parsons MA Design Studies online journal PLOT(S) is live!  Check it out at:  http://adht.parsons.edu/designstudies/plots PLOT(S) has contributions from an international…

October 21, 2016 adht

MA DS Alum Contribute to Metropolis Magazine

Read all about it! MA Design Studies alumni Dora Vanette (’14), Estefania Acosta de La Peña (’16) and Misha Volf (’16) published articles in the latest issue…

September 28, 2016 adht

Jilly Traganou Wins Design Incubation Award

Associate Professor of Spatial Design Studies Jilly Traganou won the Design Incubation Communication Design Educators Award in the category of Scholarship for her research in the…

September 15, 2016 adht

Eating What Your Food Eats: Misha Volf, Design Studies ’16, Connects The Production and Consumption of Meat

On a recent evening, a cadre of foodies crowded into a residential loft in Bushwick, Brooklyn for a four-course farm-to-table feast. Having just gotten off…

August 22, 2016 adht

Jilly Traganou to Speak in São Paulo and Rio

Jilly Traganou, Associate Professor of Spatial Design Studies at ADHT, is giving a talk tomorrow, August 23rd, titled “O design olímpico e o meio (Olympic Design and the Social…

August 19, 2016 adht

MA Design Studies Alumni Spotlight: Veronica Uribe del Aguila

Veronica Uribe del Aguila, MA Design Studies ‘15, will begin work on her PhD in Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University this fall. We met…

August 2, 2016 adht

Design Studies Alum Laura Belik’s Summer with Smithsonian’s Latino Museum Studies Program

Laura Belik, MA Design Studies ‘16, spent her summer in Washington, D.C. as a fellow for the Smithsonian Institute’s Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP). Created in…

August 1, 2016 adht

MA Design Studies Students Self-publish ‘Acts of Olympic Dissent’

The Olympics have had a long history of contestation from their host cities, marginalized groups threatened by gentrification, and even the athletes who perform on…

June 29, 2016 adht

A John Heskett Reader edited by Clive Dilnot

by David Brody In July, my Parsons colleague, Clive Dilnot, will publish his edited volume A John Heskett Reader. Heskett, who died in 2014, was…

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